Peperomia Prostrata - Large
+Comes in a 8" plastic container with hanger. Strand length varies, see photos.
PLEASE NOTE DURING TRAVEL THERE WILL BE LOSE OF SOME OF THE LEAVES AS THIS IS A FRAGILE TRAVELER. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO PROTECT THE PLANT, BUT EXPECT SOME BREAKAGE.
Native to the rainforest of Brazil, this succulent vine is known for its markings on its round leaves, which resemble turtle shells or peace signs.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Piperaceae / peperomia
Peperomia Prostrata / String of Turtles / Magic Marmer / Creeping Peperomia
While this is trailing vine, it is a very slow growing plant, and probably will only get as long as 12" in most locations.
This plant can be hung outdoors year-round in zones 11 and 11b. If temperatures are going to be below 50 degrees F, it is recommended to move this plant indoors. This plant is more commonly found indoors, particularly in terrariums.
Bright light. If the leaves are a dark green refrain from putting these in direct sunlight as it will harm them.
This plant requires excellent drainage, and should be watered only when dry and never stand in water, or have soggy soil, which will lead to rot of the tubulars. It is often joked that the more you neglect to water this plant, the better off it will be. This plant is not a high humidity plant either, and most household temperatures are a perfectly suitable environment. You may mist them on occasion, particularly along the length of the vines.
The peperomia likes a peat based soil mix, that can be made up of 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite, with sand added in.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes, like most peperomias, they look like little fuzzy spikes.
IS IT POISONOUS/TOXIC?
CAN IT BE PROPAGATED FROM CUTTINGS?
Yes. You can snip off a vine and place it on top of the soil to get it to root.
Repotting this one can be tricky, as each vine is made up of small bulbs and the leaves are very delicate. The plant actually thrives in slightly pot-bound conditions, so unless the plant looks to be in distress due to lack of soil and nutrients, repotting is not entirely necessary for a while / Too much water can lead to root rot which is very detrimental to the tiny strands / Common pests: Mealy bugs and Aphids.
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WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.